March 8th, 2011 Posted 7:00 pm
“To me a bicycle is a machine of magic … taking me on to the ways of satisfied happiness; giving to me the good friendship I enjoy with others, and to share with me the delights and ecstasies of the outdoors. It gives to me the pleasures of mingling the past with the present … always discovering … always learning. Above all it gives to me also, memories to cherish and store inwardly, as I wheel my ways on joyous days … such a day has been today.” Albert Winstanley 1917-2012
Planning and riding a SFNR makes me think and these thoughts can sometimes be profound. I re-read Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle recently. I found my perfect motto or aphorism for SFNR
“Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God” Book of Bokonon
The new 2013-2014 season is now up but at the moment (October 2013) rides are in flux whilst I sort out organising them! See plans on Future Sheffield FNR page
Next Sheffield FridayNightRide
Ligging it in your Christmas Jumper
Friday 13 December 2013
Meet Giant bike store, 6.00 pm for free mince pies and mulled wine
What connects the Giant store, mince pies, mulled wine, Claire and Darren’s house, Abbeydale Park Rise in Dore, Abbey Friar, CADS, the Blues and doanting to the Save the Children Fund?
Well you do if you jump on your bike wearing a Christmas Jumper and join in this SFNR.
Its all on Next Sheffield FNR
View Ligging it for Christmas Jumper Day in a larger map
Friday 13 December 2013 is
Save The Children Fund’s Christmas Jumper Day
supported by The Killing
so wear a Xmas or Nordic jumper, (available all over the place)
or something Xmassy or silly, onesie’s are the thing this year
and a santa hat
light up your bike with some LED Xmas lights
and get some tinsel in your bike helmet
Make yourself a spectacle and you won’t need the high-viz
We’re signed up as TEAMSFNR and we can raise some money for Save the Children Fund
which will support causes for children all over the world including Syrian children,
entire generations being traumatised as we enjoy ourselves
To give £1 all you, or colleagues, friends and family have to do is text TEAMSFNR to 70050
If you’re reading this then JDI!
Our team poster is attached so if you can send that round work, friends and family and if they follow the instructions each text raises £1.
I think 99p goes to direct aid or raising more money for SCF
The Killing supports Save the Children Fund’s Christmas Jumper Day
Cycle Maintenance classes throughout the year
The ever-popular ReCycleBikes cycle maintenance classes are now revised and bookable here
If you know what you’re doing and want a stand to work on, in the dry with good tools and expert advice on hand then you can do that in the bike kitchen
I think Edinburgh Bike Coop and Evans also offer bike maintenance classes so contact them for details
Learn how to use the
I get ride info sent to me from time to time and if you want to get out on your bikes more then …
don’t forget to look on these sites: local CTC site; the Sheffield Clarion Cycling Club;, the Steel City Riders; Ride Sheffield; Sheffield Shopper Society; No Balls Biking; Sheffield Women’s Cycling – see side bar Other Sheffield Rides for all these.
Should SFNR have an anthem? – this is a great tune about liberty and joy for us to hum and la la la as we pedal
Click on this logo, check out what it says, sign up if you want to. I know its News International, obviously linked to News Corp who sponsor all that cycling through SKY; but I think this is genuinely felt – shock that a colleague ordinarily commuting to work can be seriously injured through poor vehicle design and driver behaviour.
Cheer yourself up before the next ride – take a dekko at this
Fraternal/Sororal Rides: There used to be a London FridayNightRide www.fridaynightride.com (where I was inducted into the experience) sadly no more. If any body knows of another FNR like this one – there are other FNRs which cycle to the coast and all that kind of stuff but we are not into distance or endurance or power (I think we are in it for the joy of social urban riding and being a tourist in your own backyard) then I could maybe see if any other FNR wants to do a fraternal/sororal ride sometime in Sheffield and vice-versa.
“FridayNightRiders of the World Unite!”
“We have nothing to lose but our chains!”
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